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  Reply # 1416852 30-Oct-2015 11:13
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i think it's all tied to having to have a geekzone account to get the discount on the new Nexus, They really didnt like that on the Gameplanet forums and weren't backward in coming forward about what they thought of Geekzone and the membership.

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  Reply # 1416865 30-Oct-2015 11:19
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I'm gonna be one of those people and state that this misspelling of his name annoys me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slartibartfast




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1416874 30-Oct-2015 11:31
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"Stuff helps me understand technology better"..

Yep ok, to get more in-depth info he should probably watch reruns of "tech in a sec" ("Dik in a tic" as my wife calls him)

Does that make me an arrogant snob?... possibly




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  Reply # 1416892 30-Oct-2015 11:50
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DizzyD:
graemeh:
Lias:
DizzyD: Do people still read stuff?


Luddites do.


I find that highly offensive you snob foot-in-mouth

Now were did I put my newspaper....


Yes pull the "I'm offended card" you arrogant imbecile. 


Touche tongue-out


Now I'll go back to the Trade Me forums where the kool peepil hang out.

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  Reply # 1416946 30-Oct-2015 12:32
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DizzyD: Do people still read stuff?

 

 

Worse, Stuff comments

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  Reply # 1417130 30-Oct-2015 16:17
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kendo:
DizzyD: Do people still read stuff?
Worse, Stuff comments


I always read the Stuff comments.  It's the most amusing part of the article..




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  Reply # 1417596 31-Oct-2015 11:02
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I see my Arrogant Snob thread has been removed. I hope it is understood it was tongue in cheek and meant as a joke. I definitely did not mean any of it seriously.





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  Reply # 1417599 31-Oct-2015 11:05
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Ok, sorry if I overstepped.





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  Reply # 1417601 31-Oct-2015 11:20
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nitrotech: I have no idea who made the comment but I can see how there could be that perception, so often when you make a comment or helpful suggestion you're told that you're wrong by countless individuals (whether you're wrong or not) it's like a game on one-upsmanship.

I do find myself spending less time on here because of it and choosing carefully any posts to respond to.


I see that too. What we say may be facts, or it may be opinion, but I see so often someones opinion being ridiculed, yet the ridiculer offers the facts, but thats actually his opinion. Treating a comment or the poster as an idiot, apparently increases the credibility of the ridiculer's post. To me it just shows bad attitude, and lack of class. But thats a small subset of GZ thankfully.

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  Reply # 1417605 31-Oct-2015 11:27
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old3eyes:
kendo:
DizzyD: Do people still read stuff?
Worse, Stuff comments


I always read the Stuff comments.  It's the most amusing part of the article..


It is great entertainment. Without intending to be snobbish, its like they are unemployed and that is their day. Im not being nasty, thats how I see it. 

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  Reply # 1417610 31-Oct-2015 11:35
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slaatybardfast13 hours ago
@steveW I dunno I find geekzoners to be decent people when meeting them in person, but when they get behind a keyboard and screen they can be socially inept, rude and tactless - Just look at some of the posts to this story from Geekzoners. They are proving the point perfectly...

tdgeek: Without intending to be snobbish, its like they are unemployed and that is their day.


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  Reply # 1417631 31-Oct-2015 11:47
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Geese: slaatybardfast13 hours ago
@steveW I dunno I find geekzoners to be decent people when meeting them in person, but when they get behind a keyboard and screen they can be socially inept, rude and tactless - Just look at some of the posts to this story from Geekzoners. They are proving the point perfectly...

tdgeek: Without intending to be snobbish, its like they are unemployed and that is their day.



That is my honest and unfortunate opinion on posts I read at Stuff. I can't help it if they post the posts they posts, read them.

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  Reply # 1417662 31-Oct-2015 12:30
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nitrotech: I have no idea who made the comment but I can see how there could be that perception, so often when you make a comment or helpful suggestion you're told that you're wrong by countless individuals (whether you're wrong or not) it's like a game on one-upsmanship.

I do find myself spending less time on here because of it and choosing carefully any posts to respond to.



I honestly don't see this but this post has 15 +1's, which is pretty high. This suggests that there is an issue.

I do see occasional examples of one-upmanship but most of the time it is just clarification by people who know more and it is not done in a spiteful fashion. This often happens to me. I know enough to be helpful on some things, but I'm not an expert on anything so when I respond to a newbie technical query, someone usually comes along later and either corrects me or expands on my answer. I don't have a problem with this and I don't feel put down when it happens. In my view, a site like Geekzone is about sharing. If someone knows more than I do about something (usually the case), why shouldn't they share that? If they didn't Geekzone would soon die.



 




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  Reply # 1417725 31-Oct-2015 15:14
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nitrotech: so often when you make a comment or helpful suggestion you're told that you're wrong by countless individuals (whether you're wrong or not) it's like a game on one-upsmanship.

I do find myself spending less time on here because of it and choosing carefully any posts to respond to.

This is unfortunate becasue the more responses there are the more likely it is that a useful solution will be found. Even where answers are wrong they still help move the topic forward.

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